Friday, August 17, 2012
A teenager was convicted Wednesday of attacking a number of animals at and near Herndon's Frying Pan Farm Park.
The teen that was arrested for slashing horses belonging to the SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program, as well as some of Frying Pan Farm Park's animals, has been convicted, according to the Washington Post. The teenager attacked the horses at a paddock adjacent to Frying Pan Farm Park in April. The attack upset many of the SPIRIT volunteers. A month later the teen went to Frying Pan Farm Park and attacked a number of farm animals, including a calf, two goats and a chicken. The teen was arrested earlier this summer. The Post reports that the teen tried to ride one of the SPIRIT horses in the original attack, and he attacked the horses after the horse threw him off. All the animals will make full recoveries. He will be sentenced later this year…
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Two goats, a calf and a chicken were cut and injured Saturday night, just one month after three horses were attacked on a nearby property.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 27, 2012
A number of barnyard animals at Frying Pan Farm Park were injured Saturday night by an unknown person at the Kidwell Barn in the Herndon area, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Two goats, a calf and a chicken were cut during the nighttime hours between 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. About a month ago three horses that are part of the SPIRIT Open Equestrian program were similarly attacked in the middle of the night on an adjacent property. Staff of Frying Pan Farm Park discovered the injuries on the animals at about 8 a.m. when they went to feed them. The calf and one of the goats are both under one year old and are bottle-fed. The animals have no fear of humans and would approach anyone who comes close to them …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The volunteers who work with the SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program are upset about three of the program's horses being slashed, but uplifted by the support the local community has shown.
Jeff Wallace thought Thursday morning was just like any other day as he arrived at the paddock adjacent to Frying Pan Farm Park to feed the SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program’s six horses. SPIRIT, a nonprofit organization, provides horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities. When Wallace walked over to the horses everything seemed normal at first, until he realized three of them—Spirit, Lucinda and Tess—had been hurt. At first Wallace, seeing only Spirit’s gash, thought the horse had caught herself on the fence but found nothing that could have given her the cut. Upon inspecting Lucinda and Tess, he realized something was awry and contacted the program’s executive director, Davorka "Dada" Suvak. The animals were taken …
Three horses near Frying Pan Farm Park were injured between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
Three horses were wounded near Frying Pan Farm Park in the 2600 block of Centreville Road, and the Fairfax County Police are asking for the public's assistance in finding out who harmed the horses. The horses belong to the Spirit Open Equestrian Program, which teaches people with disabilities how to ride horses. The horses reside on a paddock adjacent to Frying Pan Farm Park and the program uses FPFP facilities. The horses were cut by a sharp object on their hind quarters, leaving about eight-inch gashes. Police say the horses were hurt between 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. All three horses that were cut needed immediate medical attention, though the wounds do not appear to be life threatening, …